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Shaping Our Future: Join Us on the Day of the Good Life in Wuppertal on 20 June 2021

What are the main ingredients for a ‘good life’ and how can we make cities the place where a good life is possible? What would happen if there were enough platforms for all the ideas that citizens have about their neighbourhoods, districts, and cities? Moreover, how to best empower and enable citizens to take an active role in designing public spaces that reflect their needs and are sustainable and inclusive?

The project Day of the Good Life in Wuppertal offers one such framework for citizens as well as actors from civil society, business, culture, politics and administration to come together in fostering a movement for a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable city.

An increasing number of initiatives are active in the city of Wuppertal, focusing on goals such as climate protection, sustainable energy supply and better mobility, community engagement, regional food supply, and integration and social interaction. The Day of the Good Life project wants to galvanise this activism and take it one step further towards making the city a sustainable and fair home for everyone. The project also aims to make civic initiatives more visible and tangible in the Wuppertal’s urban community.

After many months of joint work and numerous activities, such as the Place of the Good Life event and our innovative walkshop series, we are excited to invite you to join us at the Day of the Good Life event, on 20 June 2021, in the Ostersbaum area and online. On this day, the citizens of Wuppertal will present their visions for a good life and a sustainable future.

You can engage in our many in-person events, such as recycling crafts, a sustainability quiz stations, a hip hop session with the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, a solar mobile presentation, trash collection initiatives, exhibitions on trees, ideas from students for an “edible city”, theatre on the Supply Chain Act, urban gardening and distribution of seed balls, a bookcase on Republic Square, and many other colourful and original activities. The focus will also be on a large panel discussion on mobility, organised by the school and art project “Thinking the Future” (all-day high school Johannes Rau).

Parallel to the in-person event, an original mobility demonstration will move through the Ostersbaum, initiated by the AG Mobiler Ostersbaum and Mobiles Wuppertal.

Other digital events will be offered on YouTube or via Zoom on 20 June and in the week after. The program includes vegan cooking shows, digitally-explored future locations in region of Barmen, a quiz on the topic of illiteracy, and panel discussions on topics such as nutrition and consumption with exciting and prominent participants from Wuppertal.

For details on the programme and how to join us – please visit the Day of the Good Life website.

Date: 20 June 2021 and beyond
Time: 11:00 – 18:00
Place: Ostersbaum, Wuppertal & Online
Cost: Free
Language: (main language) German

The Day of the Good Life is a joint project of the CSCP and its partners, the Nachbarschaftsheim Wuppertal e.V., Idealwerk and the FSI Forum für Soziale Innovation gGmbH. The project is funded by the Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung NRW.

For more information contact Alexandra Kessler.